Cabots

cabotsThe Patriot Parfait at Cabot’s is one of my favorite ice cream sundaes ever. Every time I am in Massachusetts I make sure to stop by. It comes with super creamy vanilla and strawberry ice creams, some blueberry sauce with mushy, compote-like blueberries, and strawberry sauce with compote-like strawberries. Then it is finished with some light whipped cream and a cherry. The mixture of red and blue make this mixture surrounding the ice cream that is mouthwatering. Refreshing, sweet, creamy, this ice cream sundae is remarkable.

Cabot’s
743 Washington St
Newton, MA 02460
(617) 964.9200
www.cabots.com

O YA Boston

o-ya-2 O Ya in Boston was one of the most wild sushi experiences ever. The sushi pieces had totally different flavors than expected, but it shockingly worked. Also, their soba soup with uni (Sea Urchin) was small but so delicious it was gone in seconds. In terms of sushi, I loved the warm eel with a cool Thai basic touch, the kohada, and the tuna. The rice in all pieces holds together well and they all had flavors not normally associated with the fish.

o-ya-3Apart from the sushi, I really enjoyed the kummamoto sashimi which was quick to slurp with a nice subtle almost vinaigrette flavor, the tamago which was so soft and had almost a poached texture with a hint of truffle, and the shrimp tempura dish which had a comforting foam. A restaurant unlike any other I have been too and an overall culinary adventure.

 

 

 

O Ya 
9 East Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 654-9900

www.o-ya.restaurant/o-ya-boston

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Rancatore’s

Ranc’s is an ice cream place I went to while in Massachusetts. It’s location in Belmont (they also have locations in Lexington and Newtonville) has some great, creative flavors which they switch out constantly. I loved the “Candyland” flavor which was a peanut butter ice cream mixed with tons of candies. Also, the Coffee Donut Ice Cream is a super creative flavor and tasty. It’s a fun small shop and their ice cream is great.

Rancatore’s
www.rancs.com

36 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 489-5090

1752 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 862-5090

333 Walnut Street
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 916-0963

Blue Ginger – Great Monkfish

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The Sake-Miso Marinated Sablefish (a.k.a. Butterfish) at Chef Ming Tsai’s Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Massachusetts was a delicious, flaky, tasty fish dish that comes with some soft soba noodle sushi rolls. The fish is cooked very well and the mix of spicy wasabi and sweet and sour soy sauce was great. Overall the dish is unique and worth a try.

 

 

Blue Ginger
583 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482.
(781) 283-5790
www.ming.com/blue-ginger

 

Worth a Trip to Arlington, Massachusetts

I had a great pleasure today after visiting Lakota Bakery in Arlington, Massachusetts. This is a cookie shop that’s main focus is on cookies. I tried many different cookies. “Wow,” is all I can say after tasting them. They had just come directly out of the oven and the cookies had a pleasing chewiness to them. I loved the M&M chocolate chip cookie, the toffee chip cookie and, my favorite was the delicious regular chocolate chunk that had lots of chocolate chips and was drizzled with sweet, smooth chocolate. These cookies have traveled all around the world and have even gone to the White House. They are unbelievably tasty and I highly recommend these cookies.